The Reveal Reporting Network supports small and local newsrooms with free investigative resources and building blocks for strong local investigations.
About the Network
Reveal tells big, ambitious investigative stories for a national audience. Our reporters often get great tips, documents and data. But a lot of them ended up on the cutting room floor.
Enter the Reveal Reporting Network.
Since 2018, we’ve put those leads where they belong: in the hands of journalists who know their communities best. Our user-friendly data, story leads and training have assisted the more than 1,000 journalists in the network in producing meaningful investigative work.
How to Join
There’s no application or pitch to write. All journalists following our ethics and partner requirements are welcome to anything we’ve got to share.
Just sign up and you’re in. We’ll keep you informed about data releases, upcoming training and collaboration opportunities.
Investigate the Most Injury-Prone Workplaces in Your Area
The federal government has a trove of data about workplace injuries, but it kept that information secret for years. So Reveal sued, and the government finally released the data – but it didn’t make it easy to use.
That’s why we built the Corporate Injury Tracker: an interactive database where we’ve done all the hard work for you. Look up injury rates and companies and their individual locations, and filter by states, counties and industries. Join Reveal reporters Will Evans and Melissa Lewis for a demo on how to use the database and generate story ideas in time for the holiday shopping rush.
For Data Reporters: Building a Scraper for Legislative Coverage with LegiScan API
Turning Strong Investigations into Great Radio
How to Use LegiScan to Cover Democracy
Keeping track of proposed state legislation is a daunting task for any reporter. But help is on the way!
LegiScan is a free, nonpartisan tool to read and monitor bills proposed in state legislatures across the country – which is exactly where so much of the democracy-altering change is happening right now. We used it to build a one-of-a-kind database and show you how to do the same.
Past Reporting Network Projects
When Reveal senior reporter and producer Will Evans discovered a method for reporting on secret Amazon injury numbers, more than a dozen newsrooms joined us in covering the high injury rates at their local warehouses.
In 2018, Reveal partnered with ProPublica and Newsy to explore how dozens of law enforcement agencies were making it appear as though they solved a significant share of their rape cases when they simply closed them. We shared our data from 70,000 rape cases, and five newsrooms used it to launch significant investigations into their local police departments.
And after our All Work, No Pay investigation exposed work camps masquerading as rehabs, tips came pouring in from programs across the country. We shared them with the network and spurred numerous stories that informed families about the reality of local rehab programs.
We are proud to partner with journalists across the country to collectively expand the impact of our work. Read more about the network’s history here.
Pitch Your Work to Reveal
Many Reporting Network partners have contributed segments to Reveal, our Peabody Award-winning weekly podcast and radio show. Occasionally, we’ll plan shows around stories from the network – and we’re always interested in hearing about other investigations that could make great radio.